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Johnston's Bar Bistro

€€ - €€€, British,
14 Lint Riggs, Falkirk FK1 1DG, Scotland
+44 1324 637299
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (60 reviews)
“onion rings” (17 reviews)
“baguette” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
14 Lint Riggs, Falkirk FK1 1DG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was part of a Christmas present, the restaurant came highly recommended. Service was ok, the ambience was nice and relaxed. Staff were attentive......everything seemed fine. And then.......the food came. Haggis starter was quite tasty, but seriously overpriced. I ordered a flat iron steak....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank RAF588
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuesday and Wednesday nights they have two courses for £8.99 which a great deal. We had the pulled pork and fish cake to start followed by the Mac n cheese and the chicken burger. As an American, let me tell you this is some of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dfeehan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Went Hogmanay for the evening and I was told I had 90 mins to eat my meal and leave i felt rushed , under pressure from the staff to eat as quickly as possible , cocktails tasted nothing like described , don’t waste your...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Andrewswanston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for lunch on several occasions. Staff always very welcoming and polite. Food arrived quickly and is always really tasty. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nicolemG2410DV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Falkirk and looking for a good pub scran, I would say this is the best by far. The steak pie is quality, really tasty just as it should be and that's always a good standard marker for a diner. Would really recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bencluich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there with family recently it was cold outside and inside. The menu never ever gets updated it has stayed the same for years now. The staff seem to have lost that friendly welcome and seem to be taking everyone for granted. Johnston's is good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 908paddym
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

A humiliating experience with possibly the worst customer service we have experienced anywhere in the world. Admittedly we had not booked, however the abundance of empty tables implied availability. We were offered a table which was then taken off us by an unpleasant male who...More

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank SJBFalkirk
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Nice food presented well and good service. We had a large table and picked from a set menu. The pate and burger were tasty and no complaints from the table who were served quickly and efficiently. Will be back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank greigb511
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Food good service a bit slow possible could do with more experienced staff in the evening .place really busy normally service good but usually go for lunch and there us never a problem

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elspeth T
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Having heard great reviews thought we would give it a try. Ordered two haddock and chips which duly arrived, Not a particularly large piece of haddock which I thought strange as they offer a half portion (must be tiny) Batter quite greasy and soggy, uniform...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank ScottishLassie24
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Questions & Answers
9 September 2018|
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Response from Happiness594411 |
no there are seats downstairs as you go in quite a lot actually so you should be ok
9 September 2018|
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Response from Eliza B | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can book a downstairs table
30 July 2018|
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Response from DebbieReynolds | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't know the answer to your question but as it is a very modern, well run place, I would expect that they will cater for all nutritional needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lint Riggs, Falkirk FK1 1DG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Falkirk District  >  Falkirk
  • Phone Number: +44 1324 637299
  • E-mail
Johnston's Bar - Bistro Open 7 days a week from 9:30am Large comfortable family friendly lounge, modern contemporary spacious bar & mezzanine restaurant Fresh coffee and loose tea with freshly baked cakes to sit in or take away, Breakfast, Freshly prepared food served daily along with a large selection of wines from around the world, local craft beers and world beers, spirits & soft drinks.
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